jeté

noun

je·​té zhə-ˈtā How to pronounce jeté (audio)
: a springing jump in ballet made from one foot to the other in any direction

Examples of jeté in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His shoulders back and head held high, former Paul Taylor Dance Company stalwart Robert Kleinendorst is in the midst of executing a grand jete into the unknown. Mary Carole McCauley, baltimoresun.com, 13 Dec. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

French, from past participle of jeter

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jeté was in 1830

Dictionary Entries Near jeté

Cite this Entry

“Jeté.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jet%C3%A9. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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